As unlikely as it may seem, becoming a video game tester and getting a career in the video game industry is a lot easier than what people may think. The main reason for people not making a career as a video game tester is the fact that they just don’t know where to begin, who to talk to or where to go.One of things that are absolutely essential before you even get to the point of actually applying to be a tester is to have the ability to perform the job. Some of you may be saying, that of course you can do the job because you play games everyday because although having gaming experience helps your chances it is not the only requirement to be a game tester.Not only should you play video games on a regular basis, but you have to have a passion for gaming. Once again this may be one of the things you think you possess, but think about it, you are going to have to play certain video games 8 to 10 hours a day and not lose that passion. In many ways it actually tests your passion because if you can’t hack it, you should look elsewhere.Another attribute game companies will be looking for is that you are playing the latest games with the latest technology or else you really are no use to the company. A lot of people stick to their old games or the games of the past that they love to play, but if you aren’t up to date, try something else.Otherwise, if you think you can be a valuable asset to a video game company, give it a shot and starting getting paid to play the games you love!